How many health workers lost jobs due to NY vaccine mandate?
NY COVID-19 vaccine mandate reduced health care workforce by 3%. Here's the biggest impact
New York state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate led to about 34,000 health workers losing jobs or being placed on leave, reflecting a reduction of 3.5% of the workforce, new state data show.
The home health sector had the biggest impact as about 20,500 workers, or 8% of the industry's workforce, was effectively cut due to the mandate, according to the statistics released by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
"The vast majority of (health workers) are on their jobs, despite what we have been told by everyone early on, that it's just going to be impossible to implement this," Hochul said Wednesday, addressing the mandate.
"People stepped up when they needed to and I'm grateful for that," she added.
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